Silver Leather Marking Pens – 2
I am going to be one grateful person this Thanksgiving – most of all because I will be in the presence of my two-year-old granddaughter Millie on that day – but also because two goals literally years in the making are within reach! I have First Footsteps kits for making toddler shoes available in my Etsy shop – I am so pleased with them, the Ecopell leather from Germany that is ecologically made is sumptuous stuff, little feet couldn’t be more comfortable – or healthy.
Soon I will have the “scraptini” models available too, made from leather scraps with bicycle inner tube soles.
And the shoes function beautifully – I have been making them for Millie from size 3, now she’s in size 6. I don’t think I could have made these so successfully without her as a willing test-case. There have been so many different types of soling to test, elastic length and width, height of heel piece, where to place stitching holes, etc – so even though I have children’s shoemaking lasts (little wooden shoe shapes), there’s nothing like a real kid to try things out on. THANKS MILLIE!
And, my new website is about to go live – I’m not waiting for it to be perfect, it’s a wordpress site that I can manipulate on my own, I’m PSYCHED! no more middle-person. So I’ll be improving it over time, no pressure…
MAY YOU ALL EXPERIENCE FRUITION OF YOUR DREAMS!